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E. Marie Hawkins papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0333

Scope and Contents

The E. Marie Hawkins papers date from 1991 to 1997 and measure 1 linear inch. The papers consist primarily of materials relating to Hawkins's Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, including her acceptance speech, a photograph of Hawkins with Michael Milken, a program and agenda from the awards ceremony, and a videocassette containing television news coverage of the ceremony. Newspaper clippings pertaining to Hawkins's receipt of the Excellence in Education grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust are also included in the collection, as is an article, "Moving Learners Toward Independence: The Power of Scaffolded Instruction" (The Reading Teacher: A Journal of the International Reading Association, May 1991), in which Hawkins and co-authors Penny L. Beed and Cathy M. Roller examine a method of teaching.

Two manuals co-authored by Hawkins are shelved in the printed works collection of the Iowa Women's Archives: Iowa Women: Our Unsung Heroines (Iowa City, 1991), written with Judy Miller and Marian Coleman, and Building Self-Esteem with a Diverse Population (Iowa City, 1992), co-authored by Diana Henry.


  • Creation: 1991-1997


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

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Biographical / Historical

E. Marie Hawkins, educator, was born November 19, 1931. She has served as a teacher or an administrator in elementary schools in Iowa City, Iowa since 1967. Her husband, Dr. Benny Hawkins, is an associate professor of periodontics in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. From 1992 to 1993, Marie Hawkins was assistant principal of Longfellow Elementary School. Since 1993, she has been a special-education teacher at Weber Elementary School. Hawkins specializes in working with students who are in need of academic help and building students' self-esteem. Marie Hawkins is the author of an article and co-author of two instruction manuals for teachers. In 1996, she received the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. She received an Excellence in Education grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust in 1997.


0.25 linear inches

1 videocassettes ( [V133])

Language of Materials



Iowa City elementary school teacher.


One folder, shelved in SCVF; one videocassette [V133] shelved in videocassette collection.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 457) were donated by E. Marie Hawkins in 1997.

Melanie Jacobs, 1997; Kathryn Neal, 1998.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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